“To God Alone Be the Glory”

To the four pillars of the Reformation (Scripture alone, Christ alone, Faith alone, and Grace alone) was added a fifth “Alone” that summarizes and connects the four pillars.  To God alone be the glory.  The central question of the Reformations was justification –, how can people be made right with an unseen and seemingly distant God when we are so prone to sin and doubt?   What is the point of our mortal life and how does it relate to the unseen, eternal world?  It is answered by a theology that that does not focus on me, my works, my beliefs, or my life but focuses only the role of God.  God created, incarnated, atoned and calls us to relationship with himself for eternity.  God alone inspired Scripture.  God alone incarnated in Jesus.  God alone responds to our faith.  God alone graces us with the gift of eternal life.  Ultimately God gets all the glory.  That’s the point.

         Please enjoy this Andrea Crouch rendition of the song,  “To God Be the Glory!”

1.  To God be the glory
Great things He has done
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin
And opened the life-gate that all may go in

CHORUS:  Praise the Lord, praise the Lord
Let the people rejoice
Come to the Father
Through Jesus the Son
Give Him the glory
Great things He has done

2.  O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood
To every believer the promise of God
The vilest offender who truly believes
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives


3.  Great things He has taught us, great things He has done
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our worship, when Jesus we see

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